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NetBeans IDE 6.8 Milestone 2 Available for Download

By: Admin, 08 Oct 2009

The NetBeans team is pleased to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 6.8 Milestone 2.


Release Highlights include:

  • Java Enterprise Edition 6
    • JavaServer Faces 2.0 for web interfaces and the ability to use EJBs in web applications
    • Java Persistence JPA 2.0 and RESTful web services support
    • Deployment, debugging and profiling with GlassFish v3
  • JavaServer Faces 2.0 (Facelets)
    • Code completion, error hints, namespace completion, documentation popups, and tag auto-import for Facelets
    • Editor support for Facelets libraries, composite components, expression language
  • Kenai.com: Connected Developer
    • Full JIRA support
    • Improved issue tracker integration
  • PHP
    • Full PHP 5.3 support
    • Symfony Framework support
  • Maven
    • Improved support for Java EE 6, Groovy, Scala projects
    • Customizable dependency exclusion in dependency graph
  • Ruby
    • Support for JRuby 1.3.1, Ruby 1.9 debugging, and RSpec 1.2.7
    • Improved rename refactoring, type inference, and navigation
  • C/C++
    • Profiling: New tools for I/O Monitoring, Thread Analysis and Race Detection
    • Faster synchronization during remote development

Visit the NetBeans 6.8 New and Noteworthy page to learn more about all the new features and enhancements available in this milestone release. The final release of NetBeans IDE 6.8 is planned for late Fall 2009.

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